Bella Shmurda, Omah Lay; The Hottest Breakthrough Stars Of 2020


We may have been dealing with a pandemic that paralyzed the music industry for months, but 2020 had some positive moments, one of which has to be the breakthrough stars we discovered.

The lockdown perhaps gave everyone the time to listen to music a lot more, which led to the discovery of talented up-and-coming artistes who have become household names in the past couple of months.

Some the names like Bella Shmurda were predicted to become bigger stars in 2020, however, folks like Omah Lay came without a warning and blew us away with beautiful music. Those on this list have either dropped amazing projects, sensational singles or done both.

Below are some of the hottest breakthrough stars of 2020.

2Omah Lay

Another Port Harcourt-raised musician rises from the South-South to hold the entire Nigerian music industry spellbound and his name is Stanley Omah Didia. When the year began several entertainment blogs listed up-and-coming artistes to look out for, Omah Lay apparently wasn’t mentioned in many of those lists. He is the debut Apple Music Africa Rising Feature Artist. With only about 6 weeks to the end of 2020, Omah Lay isn’t just a household name in Nigeria, but his music has made it beyond the shores of Africa. He is the biggest breakthrough star of 2020 by all standards. He dropped his smash EP ‘Get Lay’d‘ in the middle of the pandemic as at May, many months later the replay value is up there and it still bangs. Just before the year winds up, he would be dropping another EP ‘What Have You Done‘ this November.



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